Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.

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    Decorated Marine Found Dead With Gunshot Wound at Camp Pendleton Shooting Range ID’d

    A Marine who was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at a shooting range on Camp Pendleton was identified Tuesday as Lance Cpl. Dominic E. Schraft from Vienna, Missouri. The 19-year-old was discovered at approximately 6 a.m. on Monday at Marksmanship Training Range 214, according to a news release from the U.S. Marine Corps. At the time of his death, Schraft was assigned to Battery R, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, the release stated. […]

  • Emergency responders tend to a surviving victim of a crash in Azusa on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Credit: RMG News)

    Father Charged With Murder in Deaths of 2 Children in Alleged DUI Crash in Azusa Canyon

    A 31-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Tuesday on two counts of murder in the deaths of two of his children in a rollover crash in Azusa on July 4. The crash occurred on around 7:30 p.m. on Highway 39, just north of the U.S. Forestry Information Booth, according to a news release from the Azusa Police Department. Officers responding to several 911, discovered the family vehicle sitting on its roof down the side of a steep ravine, the release […]

  • A photo of the missing weapon was provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Beanbag Shotgun Disappears From Trunk of Compton Deputy’s Patrol Vehicle

    Sheriff’s officials were asking for the public’s help Tuesday in locating a beanbag shotgun that disappeared from the trunk of a deputy’s patrol car in Compton last week. The gun went missing from the vehicle sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A deputy at the Compton station placed the weapon in the trunk of his patrol vehicle at the start of his shift at 9 p.m. […]

  • Police in Northridge were called in to help corral a runaway pony on Tuesday, Oct, 6, 2015. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    LAPD Officers Pursue Runaway Miniature Horse in Northridge

    Officers in Northridge were called in Tuesday night to assist in a different kind of police pursuit — one involving what was described as a runaway miniature horse. Police received a call around 9:45 p.m. of a horse on the loose in traffic in the area of Reseda Boulevard and Chase Street, according to Officer Jack Richter with the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers soon had the pony contained and on a leash as they awaited animal control, aerial video […]

  • Nysmuh Taylor is pictured in a photograph posted on her Facebook page.

    Woman Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver in Sherman Oaks ID’d; Driver Still Sought

    A young woman left to die in the street by a hit-and-run driver in Sherman Oaks was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office Monday as Nysmuh Imann Taylor. The 18-year-old Sylmar woman was struck around 2:20 a.m. Sunday as she was crossing Moorpark Street near Matilija Avenue, according to Sgt. Jodie McGee of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division. The woman was initially identified by police at the time of the crash as being 19 years […]

  • Erika Tomassian is seen in a photograph from her Facebook Page.

    Hollywood Mother Collapses, Dies While Feeding Baby Who Then Chokes to Death: Police

    The bodies of a woman and her 1-year-old son, who were likely dead for days, were found inside a Hollywood apartment Monday along with a second boy who was suffering from severe dehydration after a worried neighbor called 911. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were called to an apartment in the 1600 block of North Fuller Avenue around 3 p.m., according to¬†Officer Liliana Preciado. When first responders arrived they had to break into the second-story apartment. Inside, they […]

  • Craig Andrew Ledbetter is seen in a booking photo released by the Irvine Police Department on Sept. 30, 2015.

    Naked Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting 75-Year-Old Woman as She Walked Dog in Irvine

    A man who was naked when he allegedly assaulted a 75-year-old woman and forcibly took her dog has been arrested, the Irvine Police Department announced on Wednesday. Officers responded to a report of a man acting strangely on Rockwood Street at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the suspect, 51-year-old Craig Andrew Ledbetter, naked and aggressively swinging a stick, Irvine police officials said in a news release. They later discovered that he had allegedly assaulted Sara Hurtado, who had been […]

  • Surveillance video released by the Montebello Police Department allegedly shows the suspect running from the scene of the shooting.

    Suspect Accused of Killing Man Over $2,000 Necklace After Answering Online Ad

    A 25-year-old Montebello man was arrested Tuesday in the shooting death of a man he arranged to meet after answering an ad on an online site similar to Craigslist, police announced Wednesday. Sean Matthew Garcia had no intention of buying the $2,000 gold necklace that was being offered for sale on, according to the Montebello Police Department. When the seller, Brian Lee Gomez, arrived at the prearranged location in the 1600 block of Neil Armstrong Street, Garcia allegedly pulled […]

  • Three human skulls were found in a Palmdale home on Sept. 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homicide Detectives Investigate Discovery of Human Skulls at Palmdale Home

    Detectives were investigating the discovery of human skulls at a home on the east side of Palmdale in the Antelope Valley on Tuesday night. The discovery was made by officers with the Huntington Beach Police Department who were serving a search warrant at the home in the 2500 block of East Avenue Q-4, according to Deputy Trina Schrader with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. It was not clear why Huntington Beach officers were in Palmdale. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were […]